The Scottish Capital’s
prime retail Destination

Edinburgh St James is the vibrant new retail, leisure, entertainment and residential landmark development at the heart of a World Heritage destination.

Its development provides a once in a generation opportunity to create a true focal point where shoppers, tourists, residents and workers can shop, indulge and relax.


The only top 10 UK city without a redeveloped dominant shopping centre. Top UK tourist destination, second only to London.
National and international travel links.
Continued population growth.
Affluent catchment population supported by prosperous and diverse business market.
Seat of the Scottish Government and home to financial institutions.

Vibrant Dining, Leisure and Entertainment

A vibrant and diverse retail, food and dining offer from breakfast to late night.

A variety of internal and external locations over four floors offering informal eateries, international cuisine, well-loved family restaurants and fine dining.

Premium multi-screen cinema and luxury hotel to complement and support the exceptional retail and catering offer.

The Catchment

The Edinburgh catchment is extremely affluent with an over-representation of the 5 most affluent ACORN groups and an extremely high student catchment.


total annual comparison goods spend


comparison goods market potential


increase in Edinburgh’s catchment market potential as a result of Edinburgh St James


rise in population by 2019


of catchment consumers from the most affluent ACORN category


more “affluent achievers” than the Scottish average


per capita average spend above Glasgow


increase of Edinburgh’s share of core catchment


Edinburgh will leap up the UK retail rankings from 13th

*CACI 2013 figures according to overall comparison goods

Connecting Edinburgh

Capitalising on the new tram link with the airport and West End, as well as revised and existing bus and rail links, Edinburgh St James will be extremely well integrated into the public transport network.

Situated at the head of the city centre, linking Princes Street with George Street via Multrees Walk, Edinburgh St James will be at the retail apex of the city centre.


a compelling proposition


projected footfall


sq. ft. retail space

John Lewis

anchor store 9th in UK performance ranking

85 retail units

for fashion and lifestyle brands

30 F&B units

housing a wide selection of operators

Multi screen cinema

digital state of the art


The Development

With the construction of Edinburgh St James, the city will witness a phoenix-like regeneration of its very heart. Meticulously designed to the highest international standards, this fresh and forward-thinking development will reinvigorate Edinburgh’s city centre. The design of this eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing project will be the model for future regeneration projects across the world.

Vibrant, international
and connected

The UK’s number one tourist destination after London


most visited tourist city

3.7 million

visits per year

1.3 million

international visitors per year

60% of visitors

under the age of 45

76% of visitors

undertake comparison shopping

£397 million

potential visitor spend


The scheme’s 3 retail mall levels connect at grade with either Princes Street, Multrees Walk, Little King Street or the new St James public square.

1,600 parking spaces will provide over half of Edinburgh’s covered public parking, accessible directly from the primary road network.

Extensive vertical circulation links all retail and leisure levels.

Waverley Train Station, St Andrew Square Bus Station and the Edinburgh Tram provide excellent public transport connections to Edinburgh St James.